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Find information on badge-eligible activities you can complete for the University of Illinois Financial Literacy Badges program as well as articles on a variety of financial topics. Digital badges align with the US Department of Treasury's financial core competencies of Borrow, Earn, Protect, Save & Spend.

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  • How to Save Money on Food

    Build a healthy, frugal food plan habit while in college and you’ll benefit for the rest of your life!  How to Save Money on Food is part of the Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series from University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center, Columbia College Chicago, North Park University & Southern Illinois University.

  • Steps Toward Investing

    University of Illinois Extension, along with the University of Illinois’ Student Money Management Center, hosted the webinar “Steps Toward Investing” on November 11, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The FREE webinar focused on terms related to investing & the benefits of investing early.

  • Establishing Your Roots: Getting Started with Financial Services

    "Establishing Your Roots - Getting Started with Financial Services" is a recorded webinar to help you learn which financial tools are best for your individual situation - checking accounts, prepaid cards, debit cards, saving accounts and more! Now’s the time to learn which financial tools can help you move forward financially and help you grow your money.